Windows 10: Fast Boot in Windows 10...

  1.    05 Oct 2014 #1

    Fast Boot in Windows 10...


    Hi

    I have found that I get 2 different boot menus when booting to my dual boot setup with Windows 8 and 10.

    If I hit restart my computer boots to a screen that looks like an old style black and white boot menu that uses the keyboard to access.

    If I turn my computer off completely and then restart it, I get a modern boot menu with a active mouse.

    The interesting thing about this is the boot times.

    I'm counting the time from when the bios is finished and the boot menu appears, which is pretty much the same either way.

    From the old style menu, after selecting Restart, it take close to a minute and a half to get to the desktop.

    From the menu I get when it's completely shut down, the only thing that limits the time is how long it takes to type in my 4 digit code.

    It is almost instantaneous, even with me having to type the code it's not more then 15 seconds.

    I never really noticed that fast boot in Windows 8 made much difference.

    I'm not sure why I don't see the same thing when I select Restart?

    It's faster to just shut the computer completely off and restart it.

    Anyone else seeing this?

    I have all my software installed now and it still boots almost instantly.

    Mike
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 79
    Win 10 Pro Insider Preview 64 bit build 16179, Win 10 Pro Annivarsy Update #1607,, Win 7 HP 64
       05 Oct 2014 #2

    MikeHawthorne said: View Post
    Hi

    I have found that I get 2 different boot menus when booting to my dual boot setup with Windows 8 and 10.

    If I hit restart my computer boots to a screen that looks like an old style black and white boot menu that uses the keyboard to access.

    If I turn my computer off completely and then restart it, I get a modern boot menu with a active mouse.

    The interesting thing about this is the boot times.

    I'm counting the time from when the bios is finished and the boot menu appears, which is pretty much the same either way.

    From the old style menu, after selecting Restart, it take close to a minute and a half to get to the desktop.

    From the menu I get when it's completely shut down, the only thing that limits the time is how long it takes to type in my 4 digit code.

    It is almost instantaneous, even with me having to type the code it's not more then 15 seconds.

    I never really noticed that fast boot in Windows 8 made much difference.

    I'm not sure why I don't see the same thing when I select Restart?

    It's faster to just shut the computer completely off and restart it.

    Anyone else seeing this?

    I have all my software installed now and it still boots almost instantly.

    Mike
    Are you using UEFi or BIOS ?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    05 Oct 2014 #3

    Hi

    I'm using UEFI.

    Mike
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    05 Oct 2014 #4

    Yes, its happening in Windows 8.1 x64bit too. I don't know the exact cause of this problem, and I didn't search for a solution because it isnt too much annoying.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    05 Oct 2014 #5

    Hi

    I don't restart that much or I won't now that I have pretty much all of my software installed so It's not really a problem.

    I just hope the fast boot lasts.

    I've never had my computer boot in only a few seconds.

    And everything is running really quick too.

    I don't think my Windows 8 install ran this well when my computer was brand new a year ago.

    So far I couldn't have asked for more.

    Mike
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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